Water Quality Division

Current Events

Meeting Date Topic Time & Location
January 14, 2015 Wyoming Environmental Quality Council - Public Hearing 1:30 PM Ch. 2 & 6
2:15 PM Ch. 11 & 21
Wyoming State Library Building Room 112
2800 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Public Notices or Public Comment Opportunities

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S & S Builders, LLC has requested a waiver from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in the Laramie River (Section 27, T25N, R68W) in Platte County. Activity in the Laramie River is normally limited to a ten NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to 180 work days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. A 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been issued. Proposed activities include widening a roadway and bridge.  

Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Cathy Norris by email (cathy.norris@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6372). Comments must be addressed to Cathy Norris, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2014 (or faxed to 307-777-5973) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.  

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Gerald McDonnel has requested a waiver from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in the Little Popo Agie River (Section 23, T32N, R99W) in Fremont County. Activity in the Little Popo Agie River is normally limited to a ten NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to 15 work days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. A 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been issued. Proposed activities include installation of 3 J-hooks and 470’ of toe rock.  

Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Cathy Norris by email (cathy.norris@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6372). Comments must be addressed to Cathy Norris, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2014 (or faxed to 307-777-5973) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.  

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York Ditch Company has requested a waiver from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in the Tongue River (Section 27, T57N, R86W) in Sheridan County. Activity in the Tongue River is normally limited to a ten NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to 15 work days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. An application for a 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been submitted. Proposed activities include extending a concrete block wingwall to stabilize the bank damaged by snowmelt runoff.  

Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Cathy Norris by email (cathy.norris@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6372). Comments must be addressed to Cathy Norris, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2014 (or faxed to 307-777-5973) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.  

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The Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), Water Quality Division (WQD) regulates surface water quality and implements the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) in Wyoming. Section 305(b) of CWA requires that a report of the surface water quality condition of each state be provided to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every two years by April 1st of even numbered years. In addition, Section 303(d) requires that a list of the impaired waters requiring Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) be submitted to EPA for approval. Wyoming’s Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report combines the requirements of both sections into a single document. Wyoming recently completed a draft of the 2014 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report and is soliciting public comment. The draft document can be downloaded at: http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/watershed/Downloads/305b/WDEQ2014DraftIR.pdf. A 45-day public comment period, extending from November 14, 2014 to December 29, 2014, has been provided for the 2014 Draft Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report. Written comments should be submitted to Richard Thorp at WDEQ/WQD, Herschler Building 4-W, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002 or faxed to 307-777-5973 by 5:00 PM December 29, 2014. E-mailed comments will not be accepted. Questions may be directed to Richard Thorp at 307-777-3501 or richard.thorp@wyo.gov.  

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The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed revisions to Chapters 11 and 21 of the Water Quality Rules and Regulations at a public hearing to be held on January 14, 2015 at the Wyoming State Library Building, Room 112, 2800 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, commencing at 2:15 p.m. (MST). Additional information regarding the rules and EQC hearing can be viewed under docket #14-3101 at https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx.  

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The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed revisions to Chapters 2 and 6 of the Water Quality Rules and Regulations at a public hearing to be held on January 14, 2015 at the Wyoming State Library Building, 112, 2800 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, commencing at 1:30 p.m. (MST). Additional information regarding the rules EQC hearing can be viewed under docket #14-3102 at https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx

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Water Quality Division General Permit Authorizations

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WYPDES PROPOSED  Discharge Permit Public Notices

Applications and Draft Permits associated with the Public Notice will be posted within five (5) business days of Public Notice Publication.

January 17, 2014

Comment due date February 18, 2014
February 14, 2014

Comment due date
March 17, 2014
February 25, 2014

Comment due date March 26, 2014
March 17, 2014

Comment due date
 April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014

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 May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

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June 16, 2014
June 16, 2014

Comment due date
July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014

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August 18, 2014
August 15, 2014

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September 15, 2014
September 15, 2014

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October 16, 2014
October 24, 2014

Comment due date November 24, 2014
November 17, 2014

Comment due date
December 19, 2014
       
       
       
     

 

Past Public notices may be viewed on the
Public Notice Archive Page

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UIC (Underground Injection Control) Injection Well Permits

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-423 The UIC Program is proposing to issue permit #14-423 for Kissack Water and Oil Services, Inc. (Kissack), Non-Hazardous Class I injection well, Pfeiler #8. This permit proposes to authorize injection of produced water and other industrial wastes into the Minnelusa Formation. Groundwater within the injection formation is proposed to be classified as Class VI  Groundwater of the State that is unusable or unsuitable for use, according to WQRR, Chapter 8. This classification is made because this formation contains waters which contain in excess of 10,000 mg/L of Total Dissolved Solids, because the depth of this formation is such that production of waters from this formation is not economically or technically practical, and because this formation has produced hydrocarbons in the past. The water in this formation may be assumed to contain high levels of dissolved hydrocarbons. The permit applicant is Mr. John C. Reynolds, PO  BOX 9, Rozet, WY 82727. The injection well is located in the SW1/4, SW1/4, Section 4, Township 50 North, Range 69 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Campbell County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 25, 2014.

Public Notice           Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-009 The UIC Program is proposing to issue permit #14-009 for Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company's Septic System. This permit proposes to authorize a maximum permitted injection rate of 24,000 gallons per day (gpd) and an average permitted injection rate of 12,000 gpd. The waste consists of primarily treated domestic sewage from an oil and gas refinery, and will be injected into weathered shales of the Steele Shale and Niobrara formations via one (1) gravity leachfield. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class IV(A) by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because the groundwater in this formation made because the groundwater in this formation has a total dissolved solids concentration of 7,030 mg/L, a sulfate concentration of 4,290 mg/L, a sodium absorption ratio greater than 9, and a nitrate as N concentration of 18.2 mg/L. The permit applicant is Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company, Attn: Mr. John Moore, PO BOX 277, Sinclair, WY 82334-0277. The refinery is located in the SW1/4, Section 16, Township 21 North, Range 86 West, Carbon County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 24, 2014

Public Notice          Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-392 The UIC Program is proposing to re-issue permit #14-392 for Miller-Lower Mobile Home Park's Septic System. This permit proposes to authorize a maximum permitted injection rate of 6,300 gallons per day (gpd) and an average permitted injection rate of 3,780 gpd. The waste consists of primarily treated domestic sewage from an eighteen (18) unit mobile home park, and will be injected into the Ogallala aquifer via several small gravity leachfields. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class I by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because the groundwater in this formation is currently being used for domestic purposes at many nearby points of withdrawal. There are numerous privately-owned wells permitted by the Wyoming State Engineer's Office located within one (1) mile of this facility. The permit applicant is Miller-Lower Mobile Home Park, Attn: Mrs. Supatrah Miller, 6414 North College Drive, Cheyenne WY  82009. The Miller-Lower Mobile Home Park is located in the NE1/4SE1/4 Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 66 West, Laramie County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 17th, 2014.

Public Notice         Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-141 The UIC Program is proposing to renew permit #14-141 for Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), Granger Maintenance Station septic systems. This permit proposes to authorize an average permitted injection rate of 2,448 gallons per day (gpd) and a maximum permitted injection rate of 4,080 gpd. The waste consists of primarily treated domestic sewage with discharge into the alluvial aquifer along the Black's Fork River  via two (2) leachfields. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class I by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8, because the groundwater is being used for domestic purposes at nearby points of withdrawal. The permit applicant is Wyoming Department of Transportation ATTN: Mr. Tyler Wille, PO BOX 1260, Rock Springs, WY  82901. The Granger Maintenance Station is located in Section 30, Township 19 North, Range 111 West, Sweetwater County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 13, 2014.

Public Notice           Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-237 Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to renew Uranium One Americas, Inc.'s existing permit for authorization to inject into two (2) injection wells which have not yet been built. The injection wells will dispose of wastes generated during the insitu mining of uranium. The applicant proposes to inject non-hazardous industrial wastes at a total maximum injection rate of 6,180 barrels per day for all wells into the Teckla, Teapot and Parkman Sandstones. Groundwater within the injection formations is classified as Class VI according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because of the following criteria: the depth of these formations is such that production of water from these formations is not economically of technically practical ((WQRR Chapter 8. Section 4(d)(ix)(C); the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) concentrations in these formations are greater than 7,4000 mg/L and may  exceed 18,000 mg/L (WQRR Chapter 8. Section 4(d)(ix)(A); and these formations are associated with hydrocarbons therefore, the water within them is likely to contain high levels of dissolved hydrocarbons (WQRR Chapter8.Section 4(d)(ix)(B). The permittee Uranium One Americas, Inc., 907 N. Poplar St., Suite 260, Casper, WY 82601. The Irigaray Ranch Disposal Well Field is located in the Sections 8 and 9, Township 45 North, Range 77 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Johnson County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until September 23rd, 2014.

Public Notice    Draft Permit

  Supplemental Information 

Linc Energy, Inc. Public Hearing Information

Response to Public Comments            Submittal to US EPA (Includes Comments Received)

 

 

 

 

  

 

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                                              Last Update:  November 19, 2014